Course Type: Full Time

Level 2 Electrical Installations

  • Course Code CONEAT008A
  • Start Date 9th September 2019
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Skills Academy - Construction

This course covers industrial, commercial and domestic electrical installations and is ideal if you are interested in a career as an electrician. You will spend a large amount of time in a simulated working environment learning all aspects of electrical installation works. Time will also be spent within the classroom teaching you the fundamentals of electrical installation theory.


This is a nationally recognised qualification for the building services industry and is the first stepping stone into the trade.


You will study:

  • Health and Safety whilst at work
  • Using and communicating technical information
  • Wiring and testing electrical circuits
  • Electrcial science
  • Installing electrical wiring support systems


Once complete you will be able to work in the electrical industry and also continue training towards NVQ level 3 to qualify fully as an electrician. To become a fully qualified electrician you must achieve a recognised City and Guilds qualification and the NVQ level 3.


The course is assessed through a range of on-line exams and practical assessments.


Getting the Employment Edge

If you’re looking to work in construction you need to have a minimum level of health, safety and environmental awareness before going on site. Gateshead College will help you become job ready by paying for all of our construction students and apprentices to complete the CITB Health, safety & environment (HS&E) test. We’ll also help you apply for a Construction Skills Certification (CSCS) Card, which is a requirement for all workers and trainees no matter your job role. On many construction sites you won’t be able to enter unless you have passed the HS&E and/or have a valid CSCS card.


Once you’ve passed the HS&E test you’ll be able to gain work experience with local companies to practice the skills you learn at college in the real world. Gaining this experience is ideal for moving onto an apprenticeship or full-time employment.

An interview is required and guidance is required.

How to apply

You can register your interest for this course online, call 0191 490 2246 or email start@gateshead.ac.uk.

This course is free to those aged under 19 years old.

Most people aged 19 years and over can qualify for free or reduced price course fees and there are grants and bursaries you can apply for to help cover the costs of coming to college, depending on your circumstances.

You can get more information at our Enrolment Events, by calling 0191 490 2246 or email us at start@gateshead.ac.uk

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